Why get a smart meter for your small business?
1. Smart meters send your energy readings directly to your supplier, meaning accurate bills.
2. Smart meters allow you to monitor how much energy you’re using, in pounds and pence, every day, week and month. So you can spot the activities that cost the most, take action to save money.
3. There will be no more manual meter readings to disrupt your working day.
4. As the energy grid upgrades, energy suppliers will also be able to respond quicker if you have a power cut.
Can your small business get a smart meter?
Small businesses with fewer than 10 employees, or their full time equivalent, could be eligible for a smart meter.
If your business has a separate gas or electricity meter you may be able to upgrade to a smart meter. Businesses based at home can still get a smart meter as all homes will be offered one.
Whoever pays the energy bills can request a smart meter. If you rent your business space and your landlord pays the bills, speak to them about getting a smart meter for your building.
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Small business FAQs
How long does installation take?
Installations normally take about two hours and are arranged in advance so that you can make any necessary arrangements beforehand to ensure minimal disruption to your normal business operations.
Can I arrange installation outside of working hours?
Energy suppliers will work with you to find a time that’s convenient for you both. Some suppliers offer installations on a Saturday or in the evening to minimise disruption to your business; please speak to your supplier to find out what is available.